Françoise Huguier


©Françoise HUGUIER
©Françoise HUGUIER

Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2017

FRANÇOISE HUGUIER crossed Africa from the East to the West, on the footsteps of Michel Leiris in 1988. In 1992, she discovered Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé, Malian photographers, and created in 1994 the first Biennale de la photographie africaine (Biennal of African photography) in Bamako.
During a 25-year-long experience in fashion, backstage and workshops, she could publish her work, since 1983, in Libération, then Vogue, The New York Times magazine, ID Women’s wear, Marie Claire
From 2001 to 2007, she has been photographing the collective flats of Saint Petersburg, and published a book titled Kommunalki with Actes Sud in 2008. On the same year, a film titled Kommunalka (Les films d’Ici production) was presented in Cannes in a closed session and a homonymous exhibition was organized at the Rencontres d’Arles.
In 2014, the Maison européenne de la photographie dedicated to him a monographic exhibition titled Pince moi je rêve. She published her autobiography titled Au doigt et à l’œil – Portrait d’une photographe and released by Sabine Wespieser Editeur on the same year.